Storm Coordination Message #4 – Wednesday Evening 1/30/13-Thursday Morning 1/31/13 Storm Event

Hello to all..

..Threat for strong to damaging winds for much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Strong Winds also expected behind the front on Thursday..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..   
..A period of heavy rain is also likely as the cold front passes through the region Wednesday Night with the potential for a thunderstorm or two possibly causing pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding as the front moves through and allowing stronger winds to mix down to the surface..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at approximately 9-930 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning. It is noted that the strongest winds are expected from 2-8 AM so overnight ops will occur given possible wind damage issues..

The potential remains for strong to damaging winds across much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region after a day of unseasonably mild temperatures. A High Wind Warning remains in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A High Wind Warning is now in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH likely. There will be very strong winds aloft over the region as a cold front moves through the area but an impediment to the strong winds will be a temperature inversion aloft. Nonetheless, convective heavy rain showers and possibly even a thunderstorm or two will likely allow enough of the winds to get down to the surface to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages either within the heavy rain showers or just ahead of this activity. It is noted that the strongest winds are expected from 2-8 AM so overnight ops will occur given possible wind damage issues. The brief heavy rainfall may result in pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in typical locations.

It is noted that later in the day on Thursday strong winds to potentially Wind Advisory levels are possible over much of the NWS Taunton coverage area. If Wind Advisories do get issued for later in the day Thursday, an updated coordination message will be sent if time allows.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at approximately 9-930 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning. This will be the last coordination message for the overnight storm. Again, if time allows, and strong winds are expected to continue later in the day Thursday, a separate coordination message will be sent Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning Statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

Hello to all..

..Threat for strong to damaging winds for much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning. Strong Winds also expected behind the front on Thursday..
..A High Wind Warning remains in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..
..A High Wind Warning is now in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH likely. These winds could cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages..   
..A period of heavy rain is also likely as the cold front passes through the region Wednesday Night with the potential for a thunderstorm or two possibly causing pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding as the front moves through and allowing stronger winds to mix down to the surface..
..SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at approximately 9-930 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning. It is noted that the strongest winds are expected from 2-8 AM so overnight ops will occur given possible wind damage issues..

The potential remains for strong to damaging winds across much of Southern New England as a strong cold front moves through the region after a day of unseasonably mild temperatures. A High Wind Warning remains in effect for Rhode Island, Southeast Massachusetts to include Bristol and Plymouth Counties and Cape Cod and the Islands from 9 PM Tonight through 10 AM Thursday for sustained winds of 30-40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH likely. A High Wind Warning is now in effect for the remainder of the NWS Taunton coverage area from tonight through Thursday Morning for sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50-60 MPH likely. There will be very strong winds aloft over the region as a cold front moves through the area but an impediment to the strong winds will be a temperature inversion aloft. Nonetheless, convective heavy rain showers and possibly even a thunderstorm or two will likely allow enough of the winds to get down to the surface to cause isolated to scattered pockets of tree and wire damage and isolated power outages either within the heavy rain showers or just ahead of this activity. It is noted that the strongest winds are expected from 2-8 AM so overnight ops will occur given possible wind damage issues. The brief heavy rainfall may result in pockets of urban and poor drainage flooding in typical locations.

It is noted that later in the day on Thursday strong winds to potentially Wind Advisory levels are possible over much of the NWS Taunton coverage area. If Wind Advisories do get issued for later in the day Thursday, an updated coordination message will be sent if time allows.

SKYWARN Activation with Ops at NWS Taunton will commence at approximately 9-930 PM lasting into early Thursday Morning. This will be the last coordination message for the overnight storm. Again, if time allows, and strong winds are expected to continue later in the day Thursday, a separate coordination message will be sent Thursday Morning. Below is the NWS Taunton High Wind Warning Statement and the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Taunton High Wind Warning Statement:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.wwus71.KBOX.html

NWS Taunton Hazardous Weather Outlook:
http://kamala.cod.edu/ma/latest.flus41.KBOX.html

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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